Author Archives: Shaun

Why Understanding Your Internal & External Issues Is Important

Like many systems of this type, there is no formal structure for identifying internal and external issues, the associated risks and the necessary contingencies and back up plans. In this situation you often get the impression that the management team simply “know” what these things are and “naturally take them into account”. So why the need for anything more formal? Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Non-Applicability

I’m starting to get asked this quite a bit just now, so maybe it’s time for an article to explain it and to point people at. Those people going through ISO 9001 transition now, and whose QMS has what ISO 9001:2008 calls “exclusions” will need to revisit the matter. In many ways the same rules apply, but there are a couple of differences. Continue reading

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ISO 45001 Update (August 2017)

I’ll start this post by outlining the background and history of the transition of OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001, for those of you that may not have been following the saga, or for those of you that have been fed incorrect information Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Organisational Context

There has been a lot of chatter this past year about this new section 4 requirement of ISO 9001. Not all of it, in my opinion, either informed or particularly helpful. In essence, the whole concept of ISO 9001 Organisational Context is something we can summarise in very simple terms. Continue reading

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How To Write A Nonconformance

Audit reporting requires a complete picture – to report the good as well as the bad – but in this post I want to concentrate on how we construct nonconformances. Continue reading

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